Details of ES4203 (Spring 2017)

Level: 4 Type: Laboratory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ES4203 Paleontology Laboratory Devapriya Chattopadhyay

Rationale: Paleontology is the study of past life forms. This laboratory course goes hand in hand with the Paleontology theory course (ES3203). In this laboratory course students gain hands on experience of evaluating important invertebrate groups which contribute heavily to the fossil record. We also briefly cover other important topics such as paleobotany, vertebrate paleontology and Biostratigraphy.

Major Invertebrate groups: Fossil preservation, Microfossils, Sponges, Cnidaria, Bryozoa and Brachiopoda, Molluscs (Bivalvia, Gastropoda, Cephalopoda), Echinodermata

Applied paleontology: Biostratigraphy, Paleoecology, Growth form

This course cannot be taken without taking ES4202 (Principles of Paleontology). It is offered only for ES major students.

1. E. N. K. Clarkson, Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution, Blackwell, NYC, (1998)

2. Hammer and D.A.T. Harper, Paleontological Data Analysis , Blackwell, NYC (2006).

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 8 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective